Effective Monday, March 22, eye protection for employees is only required when providing face–to–face patient care, though you may choose to wear your eye protection (like a face shield) in addition to your mask at any time.
We break down the changes in the document below. Remember, in all patient care areas, even when not providing direct patient care, a medical-grade mask is still required.
And a face mask (medical-grade or cloth) is required in all other locations and instances across campus.
Why we’re making these changes
We are continuing to simplify our personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines in order to keep you safe and make it easy for you to do your work, by focusing on face masks in all areas except when you are providing face-to-face care to patients. During face-to-face patient care encounters, we feel it is necessary to continue to have eye protection. We will continue to evolve and make decisions with safety as our top priority.